Every year on Remembrance Sunday, which is part of
modern British life, culture and heritage, West Moors Town Council working with
the Royal British Legion and Local Churches, organise a Remembrance Parade and Service.
The Town Council and the Royal British Legion invite all the public to join at
the War Memorial.
Residents of all ages from babes in arms to seniors riding mobility scooters, commemorate the original Armistice of 1918 which signalled the 'stilling of arms' and led to the formal end to the First World War (eventually signed in 1919).
Veterans wearing medals are also very much in evidence and there are uniformed representatives of all the services. Youngsters from local groups and schools come to pay their respects, together with many organisations from West Moors, Ferndown and nearby.
Clergy from Churches Together in West Moors conduct the service at which a roll of honour of those men who fell in both World Wars is read before the Last Post and Reveille are sounded.
Wreathes are laid (you need to notify the Town Clerk to be on the list) and the parade marches past the podium where the salute is taken.
The level of attendance is always wonderful, and the strength of the community is heart-warming.
This year, commemorations will be held on Sunday 12th November. All arrangements are underway, but a Parade Marshal is yet to be appointed.